WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Monday, April 16, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Trayvon Martinâs Murder, A Spark To Reignite The Movement
To Fight For Human Rights
Katheryn Russell-Brown, Director, Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations and author of "The Color of Crime"
For many Americans, the death of Trayvon Martin was a shocking, out-of-the-
ordinary event. But for African-Americans and other minorities, Trayvonâs
death represents the extreme of daily life in an unspoken war with an
occupying army: the police and with private citizens, like George Zimmerman.
Building Bridges will try to push through the public haze, thick and oppressive
that surrounds the issue of racism in America, to make clear the pervasiveness
of the problem and how, ultimately, it affects us all. In 1967 after several years of urban rebellions by African-Americans across the country, President Lyndon Johnson established the Kerner Commission, demanding answers to three
basic questions about the despair & civil unrest expressed: "What happened?
Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again and
again?" We need a new Kerner Commission to report on the status of race
and discrimination in 21st century America. And, while we grieve for Trayvon
Martin, let the loss of this black youth become the spark to rekindle a national movement for human rights to actualize the promise of equality and democratic rights in America.
Guest Workers And Resistance To U.S. Corporate Despotism
Immanuel Ness, professor of political science Brooklyn College,
City University of New York. His research focuses on working class
protest and revolutionary movements. His numerous books include
"Immigrants, Unions, and the New U.S. Labor Market", "The
International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest" 8 vol. He is
editor of the "Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration" 5 vol.
Guest worker programs in international labor migration to the U.S., and
worker organizing are fundamental to understanding todayâs economy and
labor market. Ness investigates the use of guest workers in the United States,
the largest recipient of migrant labor in the world and argues that the use of
guest workers are increasing in importance and represents despotic practices
calculated by key U.S. business leaders in the global economy to lower labor
costs and expand profits under the guise of filling a shortage of labor for
substandard or scarce skilled jobs.
Obama âJOBS Actâ Is A Prescription for Fraud & Financial Fraud
Is A Prime Jobs Killer
William Black, professor of economics and law at the University of
Missouri, Kansas City, author of "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to
Own One," and deputy staff director of the national commission that
investigated the cause of the savings and loan debacle. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, (JOBS), the cynical bill that emerged from Congress and was signed by President Obama has been described by its opponents as something only a financial scavenger could love â claiming it will add to the unprecedented level of financial fraud by our most elite CEOS that
have devastated the U.S. and European economies and cost over 20 million
people their jobs. William Black dissects the "JOBS Act" and reveals why it is
a recipe for fraud.
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April 20, 2012
Warning Graphic Photo: Possible New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head